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Justice & Punishment

Louisiana’s Only Female Electrocution
2 years ago

Louisiana’s Only Female Electrocution

Toni Jo Henry or, to use her proper name, Annie Beatrice McQuiston, holds a singular place in the criminal history of the State of Louisiana. Not even fellow Louisiana murderess …
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LA’s “Little Houses” of Crime
2 years ago

LA’s “Little Houses” of Crime

The Spanish word casitas translates as “little houses.” In Puerto Rico, casitas are community clubhouses surrounded by gardens, where men and women gather on Friday nights. In Mexico, the word …
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5 Terrifying Modern Torture Methods
2 years ago

5 Terrifying Modern Torture Methods

When most people think of torture devices and techniques often they think back to Medieval times and the Spanish Inquisition, where contraptions with ominous sounding names like “the rack” or …
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The Semi-Charmed Prison Life of Luka Magnotta
2 years ago

The Semi-Charmed Prison Life of Luka Magnotta

Regular listeners may recall the story of Luka Magnotta. A story so bizarre, so heinous, that it required two episodes (Episode 33 and Episode 34) to cover the case in …
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The Tsuyama Massacre
2 years ago

The Tsuyama Massacre

On May 21, 1938, a 21-year-old man from Japan killed 30 people and injured 3 more using a Browning shotgun, a katana sword and an axe. After all the murders, he …
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The Infamous Doctor Death
2 years ago

The Infamous Doctor Death

There are many cases of non-famous monstrous, cruel, cold-blooded murderers that need to come to light, but there are always the Fathers of Evil. The ones whose madness will be …
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Honoring Iqbal
2 years ago

Honoring Iqbal

There are murders that are not committed just for pleasure, money, or out of bad luck. There are some murders that have higher, more important goals and Iqbal Masih’s assassination …
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The Folsom Prison Massacre of 1937
2 years ago

The Folsom Prison Massacre of 1937

There’s nothing unusual about prison escapes. You could lodge some inmates at Caesar’s Palace and they’d be climbing down the drainpipe the second your back was turned. But, while escapes …
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What Fascinates Us About True Crime?
2 years ago

What Fascinates Us About True Crime?

True crime podcasts such as Serial, Criminal and, of course, Sword and Scale are currently amongst the most popular downloads on iTunes. Every day millions of fans flock to download …
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The 11-year-old killer
2 years ago

The 11-year-old killer

For those who believe that being a murderer is a personal choice, Mary Bell gave a lesson to experts on how disturbed minds work. Mary Bell was not a natural …
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